The Monique Tartt Foundation

The Monique Tartt Foundation was established in honor of our daughter, Monique, to keep her spirit and beauty alive. We are all born with beauty and talent and often it gets misjudged or overlooked by the world that we live in. As a parent you strive to teach your children to use these talents to make a difference in the world by enjoying life to the fullest and living each day as though it were your last.

Although the struggles of “real” life often get in the way, we are proud to know that Monique truly did live our wish. We see that in all the people she has touched and continues to touch with her beauty and talent.

We are striving to continue the fight she could no longer fight against the horrible Hystiocytosis disease – Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH). HLH continues to go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed taking the lives of many children and adults due to its life-threatening, rapid progression. Spreading awareness and educating the community and physicians is the only way to help identify this disease early and ultimately a cure.

We will continue to be Monique’s voice in this fight against HLH and welcome you to stand beside us and support us in our fight.

Butterfly – It is a spiritual symbol for life after death because of its metamorphosis, or transformation, from a caterpillar that crawls on the ground to a beautiful, almost ethereal creature that flies through the air. It has also become a symbol for personal growth and spiritual rebirth.